AADL Talks To Jim Toy and Jackie Simpson

November 18 marks the 40th anniversary of the University of Michigan’s Spectrum Center, making it the oldest LGBT student organization in the country. I spoke with Jackie Simpson, the director of the Spectrum Center, and Jim Toy, one of the two people who founded the organization in 1971. Jackie and Jim talked about the beginning of the organization, its history and ongoing development, and the challenges and joys of the center today. Make sure to visit the Spectrum Center’s website to check out all the great events planned for the anniversary weekend!

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Partnering for Research: The Search for New Knowledge in Mental Health Treatment

Tuesday November 15, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Researchers at the University of Michigan are working hard to unlock answers and improve treatment options for mental health conditions, but they can't do it alone. Participants play a vital role in finding better ways to treat depression and other conditions by taking part in research studies. With knowledge gained from research studies, treatment for mental health conditions will continue to improve.

Join us as the U-M Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Dr. Patricia Deldin, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the U-M and Associate Director of the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview describing the process of mental health research. This will be followed by a panel discussion with faculty members from the Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry, as well as community members involved with research.

UMS Panel Discussion: Why Renegade?

Monday November 14, 2011: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Renegade: a rebel, someone who breaks with customs - and the idea behind the University Musical Society's 10-week, 10-performance winter series focusing on innovation and experimentation in the performing arts. This focus examines thought-leaders and game-changers in the performing arts and includes performances that are part of the UMS International Theater Series, Choral Union Series, Divine Voices, Dance Series, and the Chamber Arts Series.

But why are renegades so important to the arts? Join us as UMS Artistic Programming Director Michael Kondziolka and a panel of special guests lead a conversation about the significance of artistic renegades and UMS's important "Renegade" series. This event is co-sponsored by the University Musical Society and the U-M Institute for the Humanities.

The Essential Samuel Beckett With Theater Historian And Beckett Specialist Enoch Brater

Tuesday October 25, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Theater historian and Samuel Beckett specialist Enoch Brater presents an overview of the life and works of playwright Samuel Beckett, his influence upon modern theater, and the landmark productions of Beckett's works staged by the Gate Theatre of Dublin. This event is co-sponsored by the University Musical Society and the U-M Department of English Language and Literature.

Ireland's acclaimed Gate Theatre is largely considered the leading interpreter of the great Irish modernist writer, playwright, and humorist Samuel Beckett in the world and this event is held in conjunction with University Musical Society's double-bill of two one-act Beckett plays ("Endgame" and "Watt") performed by the Gate Theatre Of Dublin and at the Power Center Oct. 27 - 29.

Never exactly mainstream, Beckett is nonetheless considered one of the most important European writers of the 20th century for his influence on modern literature and for his ability to impress shock and confound.

Interview With Barry McGovern, Actor And Renowned Beckett Performer With The Gate Theatre Of Dublin

Sunday October 23, 2011: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Do not miss this special event as actor Barry McGovern, one of the world's leading interpreters of Samuel Beckett's works, is interviewed by U-M Professor Enoch Brater. McGovern will discuss his work with the Dublin's Gate Theatre and his new solo performance adaptation of Beckett's novel "Watt." Ireland's acclaimed Gate Theatre is largely considered the leading interpreter of the great Irish modernist writer, playwright, and humorist Samuel Beckett in the world.

This event is held in conjunction with University Musical Society's double-bill of two one-act Beckett plays (Endgame and Watt) performed by the Gate Theatre and featuring Barry McGovern at the Power Center Oct. 27 - 29.

Milosz Made in America

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 the University of Michigan will be hosting a tribute to Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004), award winning author, poet, and Nobel Prize Recipient. The Nobel laureate had very close ties with the University of Michigan and his first major collection of poetry to appear in North America was published by Michigan Slavic Publications in 1976.

This event will consist of a film showing, entitled, "The Magic Mountain: An American Portrait of Czeslaw Milosz," which is a documentary directed by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz in English and Polish. The film is approximately 60 minutes long. Immediately following the film showing, there will be a public reception beginning at 6:00pm and then a symposium at 7:00pm.

This event is part of the Annual Copernicus Lecture in the Zell Visiting Writers Series and it will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the Rackham Auditorium, which is located at 915 E. Washington St.

There will be conversation with Robert Hass, poet and Distinguished Chair of Poetry and Poetics from the University of California, Berkeley as well as with Robert Pinsky, writer, poetry editor, Slate, and professor of creative writing from Boston University among others!

Lecture by Angelina Godoy: “CAFTA, Intellectual Property, and Transnational Mobilization for Access to Medicines in Central America”

Angelina Godoy, Director of the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights; Adjunct Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, along with a commentary by Shobita Parthasarathy, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will be presenting at the University of Michigan on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm. Andelina Godoy will be discussing the application of intellectual property to pharmaceutical products and the controversy surrounding it in many different contexts throughout the world.

The presentation will take place at the:
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Betty Ford Classroom
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI, United States
48109

Phone:734-615-6942

The event will take place on:
Monday, September 19, 2011 4:00-5:30pm

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
More information about this event can be found at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan's website.

Learn how to apply for a job at the University of Michigan

Looking for a job? Join Kathleen McCollum, a Business Systems Analyst from the University of Michigan Human Resources office, to learn how to search and apply for jobs at the University of Michigan. If you'd like, bring along your resume file on a USB storage device.

Thursday, August 11, 7 to 9 pm, Traverwood
Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Malletts Creek

Basic computer skills are required. The class is available at no cost. Registration is not required. The class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will open 15 minutes before the class start time. The computer class schedule is available here.

See you in class!

Men's Fellowship Breakfast

The Marriot Conference Center at Eagle Crest is hosting the Men's Fellowship Breakfast sponsored by the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Program and Prostate Net on Saturday, August 27th, 2011. Breakfast is from 8:30-9:00am and the program ends at 11:30am.

Come to this event and learn about prostate cancer, PSA testing, and results from the Men on the Move project. This program is free of charge and open to all men. There will be a number of featured speakers, including:

Maha Hussain, M.D., FACP
Issac Powell, M.D.
Derek Griffith, Ph.D.

The Marriot Conference Center at Eagle Crest is located at:
1275 South Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

To register, call 734.998.7071 or visit the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Events page.

University of Michigan Press EBooks Now Available Through AADL

AADL has a new database of academic Ebooks from a publisher just down the street: the University of Michigan Press. Access the collection from our A-Z Database page or our Local Creators page. Browse or search over 500 titles published by the University of Michigan Press right in your browser.

The University of Michigan Press produces educational texts for student audiences, with special emphasis on English language teaching and political, social, and cultural issues. UM Press also produces regional books on fiction and the arts, human history, natural history, and the changing environment of Michigan and the Great Lakes.

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